kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of badbeer. Thanks, Mike! Pours a very murky, rusty-brown color; khaki-colored head with fine-bubbled lacing. Beautiful, generous aroma: tons of dried red fruits, chewy caramel, and a touch of viscous bourbon; leather and vanilla; awesome, awesome aroma. Full mouthfeel: tons of leather, caramel, and warming bourbon; toasty vanilla coming through from the oak, but very controlled and toasty and well-integrated; the alcohol is integrated perfectly, with a warming bourbon and dried dark fruit character; ridiculously good, even if argo0 gives it a 3.8. Stinky Aaron. Lengthy, dried dark fruits and doughiness and caramel in the finish. Honestly, this was incredibly good, well-made from the beginning, and beautifully blended. Awesome.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally. Generously provided by kmweaver. Thanks Ken! Cloudy brown body with a small beige head. The nose lightly oxidized, tons of caramel and toffee, bourbon, vanilla, some pine and citrus with a hint of roast and vanilla. The favor is moderately sweet and vinous with bourbon, lots of vanilla and oak, berry, light cherry, toffee, brown sugar and prunes. Full body is sticky, soft and a bit oily with light carbonation. Amazing.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle in trade, I think from LeopoldStoch.
Shared with hellomynameis and a friend of mine at my house. This was very nice. The barrel aging was clearly present in the aromas, it wasn;t overdone.Still loads of malty goodness and some dark fruit notes. This was good when it wasn’t BA’ed and it still is very tasty.
pantanap (3328) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle.....aroma: huge wood aged malt bomb. absolutely tons of oak, bourbon, vanilla, maple upfront. the second degree gives you a little more of a gentle dark fruit scent. this one really hit me in the face in a very good way....appearance: very dark brown with no head whatsoever. little as far as lacing is concerned as well.....taste: maintains the consistency of the nose. oak, bourbon, vanilla, maple. it seems to be very boozy and warms the throat. a little more carbonation when compared to the regular version. medium to full body but not too thick.....i think i found a new fave!
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark brown color with a small off-white head. The aroma was great. Notes of aged malt, vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits and vinous. The flavor was a nice blend of bourbon and sweet aged malt. Dark fruits and vanilla matched the aroma. Nice chest warmth from the alcohol but can’t taste it. Woody notes with a medium to full body.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with some red showing through, not a huge head but soe exists and is almost a brown sugar colour. Aroma is filled with dark fruit, sweet malts, and come caramel/toffee. The flavour is devine and is very full. It’s not sticky or too full. I get some alcoholic heat in the middle for only a fleeting second. Lots of really nice toffee or burnt caramel at the end. There’s a lot going on in this and it’s really very nice.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle tasted at Saarlander’s SoCal tasting with saarlander, cquiroga, dirty_martini & kittiesandbeer, JohnC and others. Wow, super-awesome nose of oxidation and a bowl full of brown sugar and dark fruit. Sweet molasses flavor. Fn awesome.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Name: BA Fourth Dementia
dark brown with amber edges, wispy beige head, huge alcoholic bourbon aroma almost hiding the sweet dark fruit, big body, lots of sweet bourbon flavor, rich chocolate, lots of ripe dark fruits, the bourbon blends very well with the old ale, warming, the alcohol persists,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Ungstrup (27821) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. An unclear dark amber beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with strong notes of over ripe fruit, and more subdued notes of fresh fruit. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of over ripe fruit, as well as a light touch of wood. Nice body.
Bartzilla (518) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 29, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holy crap. What a flavorful ale! Thanks to WeeHeavySD I got to taste this monster of a beer. Really sweet with a ton of barrel flavor to it. A sipper indeed, though I’d love to crush a few of these back to back and see what it does to my state of mind. Delicious. I want more.